Statement by Cllr Warren Morgan on airport expansion annoucement

Cllr Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, said: “We’re incredibly disappointed the government has decided to expand Heathrow rather than taking forward the opportunities for growth at Gatwick Airport.

“A second runway at Gatwick would have massively benefited Brighton & Hove’s economy, businesses, and residents as well as supporting our thriving overseas visitor economy. This decision is a real blow for city.

"We will now be lobbying hard with Gatwick Airport and our partners across Greater Brighton and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership to seek the massive investment needed in the region’s considerable infrastructure challenges including radical improvements to the Brighton Main Line.”